Art Through an Archaeologist’s Eyes

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Artist’s Summary

Exploring the who, what, when, where, how, and why of “art” in multiple techniques from 70,000 year old methods to things never tried before.

Leland was a State Archaeologist for Oregon from 1978 to 2002 within the State Historic Preservation Office with the Oregon State Parks. He has a Ph.D. in Anthropology with a specialization in Archaeology from the University of Arizona. Before coming to Oregon, he was the SHPO archaeologist for the Maryland Historical Trust in Annapolis for two years.

Since 2017, he has been doing finger painted/blended dry pigment art, three dimensional art, and ink pointillism. His most recent work is dry pigment mounted on Sentra (plastic) and displayed in plexiglass stands: The Beauty of Humanity. His Facebook page art page is AnthroArtDesign (see the link below).

Artist’s Links

Biography at: About Me – Oregon Archaeology

Facebook pages: Leland Gilsen